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Shock New Figures Prompts Warning From Fire Chiefs

Monday February 24 2014




SHOCKING new figures from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have revealed alcohol is a factor in half of all house fire deaths in the county.

From April 2009 to March 2013, alcohol was a contributory factor in seven of the 15 deaths in house fires.

A further 110 people were injured in alcohol or drug-related fires, the statistics show.

The figures - released to coincide with fresh data from the Office of National Statistics - has prompted fire chiefs to urge people be more alert if people have been drinking.

Kevin Ronan, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s head of community safety, said: "Our main piece of advice is that if you've been out drinking, don’t cook.

"Alcohol is a big factor behind a lot of our recent house fire deaths and causes dozens of fire-related injuries every year.

"Advice to prevent serious house fires includes buying a takeaway and not attempting to cook after a night out drinking.

“Never use a chip pan - oven chips are much safer."

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Reply Posted by Tom on Monday February 24 2014 at 17:08
Free fire alarm with every bottle of smart price vodka, 2 large bottles of cider or crate of beer would be in order then surely?

Easily covered in cost by the tax paid on each of the above.

Reply Posted by Tom on Monday February 24 2014 at 17:09
And a free fire extinguisher with every two packs of fags.

Reply Posted by Curious on Saturday March 1 2014 at 22:10
Shocking new figures have revealed that being totally sober is a factor in half of all house fire deaths in the county!!!